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Ahead of the game: Firing on all cylinders against Rangers

12 January 2017

A preview of our Thursday night clash with QPR...

Reading v QPR
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8pm 


The Royals get back to league action on Thursday evening when they host QPR under the lights at Madejski Stadium.

Reading will be looking to make it a sixth straight win at home when they face Ian Holloway's men, as the Royals try to put pressure on the other teams in and around the top six with three points. 

QPR come into the game off back-to back wins in the Championship, picking up a 2-1 win away at Wolves before beating Ipswich at home by the same scoreline. Rangers suffered a defeat at home to Blackburn in the FA Cup Third round on Saturday, so will be looking to bounce back come the 8pm kick-off on Thursday night.  


Please see the full ticket information for this game by clicking here.

If you are intending to buy on the evening of the game or collect your tickets before the game, please ensure that you arrive early to avoid long queues at the Ticket Office.

Ticket Bundles are now also available to buy online! Click here for more information about how you can buy your 4-Match Bundle and redeem games from wherever you are.


On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 – we advise supporters to consider one of our off-site car parks. Non-Permit holders enter the Stadium via Northern Way only and Permit holders enter via Hurst Way and Northern Way.

If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special family parking area for £8 – spaces are available in advance by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 or visiting the Ticket Office in person. If purchasing in advance, parking permits will be posted or available for collection from the Main Ticket Office prior to matchday.

For more information about Madejski Stadium parking, click here.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit www.reading-buses.co.uk to get more information about your route and football buses.

If you have any questions about Travel and Transport or to book disabled parking at Madejski Stadium, you can contact us via email at customerservice@readingfc.co.uk or by ringing 0118 968 1211.


📰 "It would be arrogant and misplaced in any game in the @SkyBetChamp to think we can get the three points easily." https://t.co/fWoGq9OiCYpic.twitter.com/s4foc1xUrK

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 11, 2017

Royals defender @liammoore93 gives his say ahead of our home @SkyBetChamp fixture with QPR... https://t.co/DJDPEA6lmzpic.twitter.com/R2pZYpGlMx

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 11, 2017

Oliver Langford
takes charge of this one – it's his first game at Madejski Stadium this season but has twice officiated the Royals on the road this campaign. He was in charge for the two heavy defeats at Brentford an Fulham, so the Royals will be hoping to put the record straight on Thursday with a win.

Steven Meredith and Nick Hopton will be running the lines, and the fourth official is Andy Woolmer.


The visitors are at 16/5 for the win on the Thursday, while Sky Bet have us at 17/20 for the three points and a draw at 13/5.

Garath McCleary can be backed at 7/4 to hit his ninth goal of the campaign, while John Swift is at 11/4 to find the net for Reading.


There is a revamped concourse menu in place for the 2016/17 season, details of which can be found by clicking here. Make sure you take advantage of our contactless payment points situated all around the stadium concourses highlighted by the yellow contactless sign & a yellow t-shirt which says “I take contactless”.

Piglets, our pie supplier, are offering ‘pies of the month’ throughout the season – January's offering is Chicken, Gammon and Leek. The vegetarian option is Broccoli, Cauliflower & Double Cheese or a Veggie Sausage Roll .

Kingsley Kids Bags are also a convenient way of getting food for young supporters delivered straight to your seat! Click here to find out more.


Young supporters can visit the Royals Fun Zone, just outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand, Gate 6. Football based games will be available for young fans to put their skills to the test! The Fun Zone will also be open at half-time for supporters to come and have fun.

And thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the Fan Zone before the game. Located outside the East Stand, the area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

Don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time. Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1. There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team! All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.

You can also download our Guide to the Game.


The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.

Head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!

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